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Musanada finishes 87 percent of work on AED4bn Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City



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Abu Dhabi General Services Company (Musanada) revealed that 87 percent of the work at Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City has been completed, prior to its being handed over to Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Seha) in the fourth quarter of 2017.
The construction is part of Musanada’s efforts to realise the vision of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and implement the directions of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to provide high quality healthcare services as part of the objectives of the Abu Dhabi Plan and in line with best international health standards in order to satisfy the needs of individuals and the community.
“This leading landmark is a translation of Abu Dhabi government’s attention to human health, as man is considered the cornerstone in the development process,” said Eng. Ali Al Haj Al Mehairbi, Musanada’s Acting Executive Director of the Building Construction Management Division. “The AED4 billion medical city will accommodate 732 hospital beds, including two royal and 36 VIP suites, in addition to 424 hospital beds for post-operative inpatients, 120 hospital beds in the maternity and infant ward, 32 ICU beds in the medical department, 30 cardiac ICU beds in the cardiovascular department, 24 cardiac ICU beds in the surgery department, 20 beds in the burn treatment department, 26 neonatal ICU beds and 18 beds in the labor and delivery department,” added Al Mehairbi.
The medical city includes a number of specialised surgeries, such as vascular, burn, trauma, chest, orthopaedic, reconstructive and infant.
Once completed, the medical city will become the top medical facility in the UAE in the field of advanced burn treatment. More than 440 doctors and 1,800 nurses will run the medical facility, in order to cater to patients’ specialized healthcare needs, such as endocrine disorders, head and neck disorders, tumours and blood disorders, orthopaedic and rheumatic diseases, chest disorders, urologic and renal diseases, gastrointestinal and digestive diseases, cardiovascular diseases, as well as other specialties, in which patients had earlier been sent oversees to receive treatment.
Al Mehairbi added that Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City is strategically located in the UAE capital. The medical city, in the Al Mafraq area in Abu Dhabi, stretches over 300,000 square meters and includes parking facilities that can accommodate approximately 1,660 vehicles, mostly in covered parking. Also, the medical city consists of several buildings, including the main hospital building comprising 4 towers, external clinic, utility buildings, and electricity and air conditioning plants. It also has 2 helipads and large external landscapes carefully designed following a specialized study to ensure comfort and tranquility, and provide an appropriate healing environment.
Al Mehairbi concluded by pointing out that the project, which kicked off in 2011, was designed in line with highest international standards and criteria and will deploy state-of-the-art medical equipment to meet health requirements and assure environmental sustainability. The medical city, including the four towers and the various facilities, is designed and equipped with environmentally friendly equipment and systems, as part of the Abu Dhabi government’s call for optimal utilisation of natural resources.

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